International and national non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in South Sudan call on the UK Government to reconsider urgently the reported 59% budget cuts to vital international aid.
The 2021 aid budget earmarked for nutrition in developing countries is only 36% of that in 2019, even before cuts are made to reduce aid spending to 0.5% of Gross National Income.
The UK government has almost halved the amount pledged to support the UN's response in Yemen.
A wave of violence has broken out across the Central African Republic following disputed elections on 27 December 2020.
Action Against Hunger is extremely concerned about the humanitarian consequences of the United States designating Ansar Allah (known as the ‘Houthis’) in Yemen as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO). We firmly believe this designation will have a devastating impact on a civilian population already living in the world’s worst humanitarian disaster and, in many cases, on the brink of famine.
We’re delighted to announce a renewed commitment from our strategic partner, the innocent foundation.
New UK aid cuts would cut short lives, while life-threatening levels of hunger and malnutrition are rising.
Our great congratulations go to the World Food Programme who have won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
It is with profound grief that we confirm the assassination of Ishaku Yakubu, Action Against Hunger staff member from the Monguno base, and four aid workers who were taken hostage by a non-state armed group in Borno State, north eastern Nigeria, on June 8, 2020. The aid workers were not working at the time of their abduction. Our thoughts are with their families, friends and colleagues in Nigeria.
Action Against Hunger today warned that the global restrictions of movement in response to Covid-19 risks the lives of millions of children who are already experiencing food crises as a result of poverty, climate change and conflict. With parents no longer able to work and with little or no welfare system to fall back on, the humanitarian organisation fears millions of children are being put at risk as a result of the measures.
The Global humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger today warned that refugee camps and informal settlements present the perfect breeding ground for Covid-19 and that an outbreak would overwhelm already limited healthcare infrastructure.
Only 30% of humanitarian needs are currently funded in Cameroon, where the security and nutritional situation continues to deteriorate in the far north of the country. Action Against Hunger teams are calling on donors to further commit to the humanitarian response in the country.